Through the Ranks
Take a behind-the-scenes look at Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums. Through the Ranks is a multimedia exploration of a new class of young recruits as it attempts to master the music—and the discipline—that characterizes this iconic group.
What’s New Blog
Get the latest Colonial Williamsburg updates, all in one place.
Tavern Blog: Where Citizens Debate
In 18th century taverns, citizens exchanged ideas and opinions about the events of the day. The Tavern Blog renews that tradition, featuring thoughtful commentary on current events and how they relate to American history and citizenship.
Colonial Williamsburg researchers keep you up to date on the progress of major reconstruction projects.
Discover Williamsburg’s people and the land they inhabited through the eyes of Colonial Williamsburg’s archaeologists.
The Ancient Gardener's Instructor and Weekly Calendar
Follow Colonial Williamsburg's gardens as they bud, flower and set fruit. Historic Gardener Wesley Green posts updates from the garden, resources for the home grower, and vibrant images of what's blooming.
Keys, Hammers and Pipes
Follow a remarkable musical instrument and its return to its original home and to its musical voice. This combination grand piano and pipe organ, or “organized piano,” might have been the largest and grandest domestic musical instrument in America in 1799.
For the Common Defence
The Constitution of the United States was established, in part, to “provide for the common defence.” We celebrate that founding principle with stories that center on our military—both in the 18th century and today.
History is Served
18th-century recipes and cooking techniques for the 21st-century kitchen.
(last update Dec 2013)
This blog followed Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's reconstruction of the Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury complex.
In 2012, we observed the 250th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's completion of studies at the College of William and Mary. Do his philosophies on education still ring true?
(last update May 2010)
Look back at the reconstruction of Richard Charlton’s 18th-century Coffeehouse.
(last update Nov. 2012)
Follow our recreation of an 18th-century cannon.